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Chevrolet Impala, Brakes, Sedan
#2 of 31 04 Impala
Oct 17, 2006 (8:04 am)
A quick question, is the ABS on a 04 Implala just on the front wheels or both the front and back.
Thanks in advance
#3 of 31 Re: 04 Impala [blokie]
Oct 18, 2006 (4:24 am)
The ABS is on both the front and the rear wheels.
#4 of 31 05 Impala front brake caliper through bolts
Nov 18, 2006 (6:25 pm)
BY CHANCE... Anyone out there know off hand, what type of bolt head might be on the through-bolt that holds the front brake calpiers together on a late 90's Subaru Impreza or a 2005 Chevy Impala? Would it be "off base" to call the dealer service center and ask?
#5 of 31 '06 Impala Emergency Brake Adjustment
Jun 27, 2007 (2:18 pm)
Took my car in today for oil change and decided to have them adjust the emergency brake while it was there. Was told that there is NO adjustment on the emeregency brake. Have any of you heard this? I can't understand how the system compensates for wear. Thoughts? Thanks in advance. Clark
#6 of 31 Re: '06 Impala Emergency Brake Adjustment [cnw]
Jun 27, 2007 (6:51 pm)
Check out this link: http://impalahq.naioa.com/
Click on the "how to" button on the left of the screen, and the first thing listed there is how to adjust the parking brake. Granted, this is for the previous generation Impala, but it might still be applicable to the '06.
#7 of 31 New Brakes & Wheel humming
Jul 27, 2007 (2:41 pm)
Just got new Bendix Rear pads & rotors on my 04 Impala and the next day there was an annoying humming noise from one of the wheels but I can't tell which wheel, it happens loudest at 20 mph and goes away when I accelerate. When slowing down it comes back, but seems to be low humming constantly today.
Is there a problem with the new pads and rotors? Also, it rained the night I got them installed and the next day they were full of rust!
#8 of 31 Re: '06 Impala Emergency Brake Adjustment [cnw]
Jul 29, 2007 (12:49 pm)
May want to reconsider where you take your vehicle for servicing.
Here is the procedure from the GM Manual.
Park Brake Adjustment
J 21177-A Drum-to-Brake Shoe Clearance Gage
1. Apply and fully release the parking brake six times.
2. Verify that the parking brake pedal releases completely.
-Turn ON the ignition. Verify that the BRAKE indicator lamp is off.
-If the BRAKE indicator lamp is on, ensure that: the parking brake pedal is in release mode and fully returned to stop. Remove the slack in the front parking brake cable by pulling downward on the cable.
3. Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
4. Remove the rear tire and wheel assemblies.
5. Remove both rear caliper brackets.
6. Relieve tension on the park brake system at the park brake equalizer.
7. Remove both rear brake rotors.
8. Set the J 21177-A inside of the park brake drum at the widest point.
-Place the contacts on the tool to the widest point of the drum.
-Tighten the set screw on the tool to ensure the proper measurement when removing the tool from the drum.
9. Position the J 21177-A over the park brake shoe at the widest point.
10. brake shoe just contacts the J 21177-A.
11. Repeat steps 8-10 for the opposite side.
12. Install both rear brake rotors.
13. Install both rear caliper brackets.
14. Install the rear tire and wheel assemblies.
15. Adjust the parking brake by turning the nut at the equalizer while spinning both rear wheels. When either rear wheel starts to drag, back off the nut one full turn.
16. Lower the vehicle to curb height.
17. Apply the parking brake, then inspect for rotation of the rear wheels. If the rear wheels rotate during this inspection, then readjust the parking brake shoes.
18. Release the parking brake. Verify that the wheels rotate freely.
19.Lower the vehicle.
#9 of 31 Re: '06 Impala Emergency Brake Adjustment [0patience]
Aug 01, 2007 (3:44 pm)
Thanks for the info. Both places I checked with were GM-Chevrolet dealers. Thought I could trust them to know the correct procedures. Appreciate your sharing. Clark
#10 of 31 break noise/trembling Impala LS 2001
Jan 04, 2008 (8:29 pm)
I just got 2001 Impala LS 3.8L 144K,2 weeks ago. When I took the test drive, I felt a noise when I push the brake all the way down. However, when I double checked the noise was gone, so I just thought I felt something that did not exsit. Three days before, when I drove in the snow, the noise came up again when I push brake quickly with a very slight trembling. It seems that I can feel the break pad touch the disc. Is there anyone have the same problem? and how do you fix it. Thank you!
#11 of 31 Re: break noise/trembling Impala LS 2001 [linw]
Jan 07, 2008 (7:40 pm)
Can you also feel this through the steering wheel? If you feel this when you're turning the wheel and applying the brakes, it could be the intermediate steering shaft (which is a common problem with this vehicle).